Unlocking the power of content.

We invent technologies that advance industry standards and empower next generation experiences.

For Motion Pictures: Our Cinavia solution was selected as the content protection standard for the Blu-ray Disc format, dramatically reducing piracy and increasing revenue to studios.

For Broadcast Television: Aspect is a key component of the ATSC 3.0 standard, powering next generation TV viewer experiences, and promising new revenue streams for both networks and manufacturers.

For The Future: We are dedicated to the exploration of advanced content technology and the power it will unlock for you.

History & Awards

April 1999

Verance is Founded

Verance Corporation forms from the merger of two audio watermark technology development companies.

July 1999

VCMS/A is Standardized

Verance VCMS/A audio watermarking technology is selected as a copyright protection standard for music distribution.

November 1999

Recording Companies License VCMS/A

Verance VCMS/A licensed to five major recording companies for protection of their recorded music.

August 2000

VCMS/A in Portable Music Players

First SDMI-compliant portable music player incorporating VCMS/A is offered to consumers.

June 2001

VCMS/A Mandatory

VCMS/A becomes mandatory for all new DVD-Audio player models.

March 2005

Digital Audio Awards

Hundreds of high-resolution audio titles have been released to rave audiophile reviews, including the 2005 GRAMMY award winner, Dire Straits’ “Brothers in Arms – 20th Anniversary Edition.

January 2007

Studio Adoption

Major Motion Pictures Studios adopt Cinavia to protect their theatrical and home video content.

February 2007

First Oscar

First Oscar award winning motion picture released for digital cinema embedded with Cinavia.

March 2009

Cinavia Deployed to Blu-Ray Disc Players

Millions of consumer Blu-ray Disc™ players begin deploying Cinavia.

December 2009

Cinavia Wins Connect Award

Cinavia wins the Connect Award for Most Innovative Product.

February 2012

Les Miserables

Les Misérables, protected by Cinavia, wins the Oscar for Sound Mixing.

February 2012


Skyfall, protected by Cinavia, wins the Oscar for Sound Editing.

February 2012

Cinavia Mandatory for Blu-Ray Disc

Cinavia protection becomes mandatory for all new Blu-ray Disc playback devices.

February 2013


Gravity, protected by Cinavia, wins the Oscar for Sound Editing.

August 2013

Cinavia Deployed to Playstation & Xbox

Playstation 4 and XBOX One next generation game consoles begin deployment and include Cinavia protection.

February 2014

American Sniper

American Sniper, protected by Cinavia, wins the Oscar for Sound Editing.

February 2014


Whiplash, protected by Cinavia, wins the Oscar for Sound Mixing.

January 2015

Emmy Win

Verance awarded an Emmy for Steganographic Technologies for Audio/Video by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

February 2015

Mad Max

Mad Max: Fury Road, protected by Cinavia, wins the Oscar for Sound Editing.

April 2015

ATSC 3.0

ATSC announces its selection of technologies from Verance as the basis for its open watermark standards for the ATSC 3.0 broadcasting standard.

April 2016

NAB Show

Verance demonstrates the first end to end implementation of Open Watermarking at the National Association of Broadcasters tradeshow.


Addressable Advertising: Move Fast and Break Things (Multichannel News)

Programmers need to understand all they have to gain from addressable and hasten the pace of adoption NIL SHAH

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Verance Adding Project OAR Support to its Aspect Platform

San Diego, CA, August 7, 2019 – Verance Corporation, an Emmy Award-winning and leading provider of standards-based watermarking, today announced plans to add support for Project OAR (“Open Addressable Ready”) to its Aspect platform.  Project OAR is a multi-industry consortium that was created to establish open standards to deliver better advertising experiences to viewers through the …

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Verance, Capitol Broadcasting, Digital Alert Systems & Triveni Digital Successfully Complete First Transmission Of Next Gen TV Advanced Emergency Information Across All Distribution Paths

Partnership Validates Ability of AEA to Save More Lives by Seamlessly Delivering Enhanced Messages to 100% of Smart Televisions San Diego, CA and Raleigh, N.C., May 27, 2019 – Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL in Raleigh, N.C., Digital Alert Systems, Triveni Digital and Verance today announced the successful completion of an end-to-end broadcaster to receiver test using …

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Verance Aspect Expands Its National Footprint With Leading U.S. Broadcasters

Growth in Broadcaster Adoption of the Verance Aspect Watermark Is Fueled by Its Ability to Deliver Household-Level Addressability & Interactivity to 100% of Televisions San Diego, CA, April 17, 2019 – Verance Corporation today announced significant growth in deployment of the Verance® Aspect™ watermark by leading broadcasters across the country.  Building on an extensive list of …

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Verance, Dolby & San Diego’s KPBS Successfully Complete First Test of Personalized Audio for Next Gen TV

The Verance Aspect Watermark and Dolby AC-4 Deliver Leading ATSC 3.0 Consumer Experiences in a Live Linear Broadcast Over Cable & Satellite San Diego, CA, April 4, 2019 – Verance Corporation and Dolby today announced they successfully completed a test of internet-delivered dialogue enhancement, one of several compelling Next Gen TV Personalized Audio experiences for San …

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Verance and Fincons Group Form Partnership to Accelerate and Expand the Development of Next Gen TV Experiences in the U.S. and Europe

San Diego, CA, and Milan, Italy, January 22, 2019 – Verance Corporation today announced it has partnered with Fincons Group to accelerate and expand the development of Next Gen TV experiences in the U.S. and Europe.  This partnership combines Fincons Group’s expertise deploying Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) applications with the Verance Aspect watermark technology, which …

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Data Plus Math and Verance® Aspect™ Partner to Bring Next Gen TV Attribution Measurement to Broadcasters

New York, June 13, 2018 – Data Plus Math, a leader in television attribution, ROI and conversion metrics, today announced that it has entered into a preferred partner agreement with Verance® Aspect™, an open watermark technology selected as part of the ATSC 3.0 Next Gen TV Standard, to bring analytics and attribution measurement to broadcasters. …

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Verance Boosts Asia-Pacific Presence, Naming Next Gen TV Innovator Heeyong Park As Korea Country Manager

Former Samsung Executive to Partner with Electronics Industry on Verance® Aspect™, Enabling Next Gen TV Experiences for Viewers, Boosting Sales for Manufacturers & Creating New Revenue for Broadcasters San Diego, CA, June 12, 2018 – Verance Corporation today announced it will further increase its Asia-Pacific presence, naming television industry innovator Heeyong Park as its Korea Country …

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Verance to Showcase ATSC 3.0 Personalized Audio, Ranked in Consumer Surveys Among the Most Compelling Next Gen TV Experiences, at NAB

Verance® Aspect™ and Dolby Partner to Enhance Next Gen TV by Delivering Personalized Audio Capabilities across All Distribution Paths San Diego, CA, April 6, 2018 – Verance Corporation today announced it will showcase the personalized audio capabilities of ATSC 3.0, ranked in consumer surveys among the most compelling Next Gen TV experiences, at NAB. Using the …

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Project OAR Support Added To Verance Aspect Platform (Radio+Television Business Report)

Verance Corporation, known as a provider of standards-based watermarking, is moving forward with plans to add support for Project OAR (“Open Addressable Ready”) to its Aspect platform.

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Verance adds Project OAR Support to Watermarking Suite (Rapid TV News)

Michelle Clancy| 08 August 2019 Standards-based watermarking provider Verance Corporation has revealed plans to add support for Project Open Addressable Ready (OAR) to its Aspect platform. 

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Verance Adding Project OAR Support to Aspect Platform (Advanced Television)

Verance Corporation, a provider of standards-based watermarking, has announced plans to add support for Project OAR (Open Addressable Ready) to its Aspect platform. Project OAR is a multi-industry consortium that was created to establish open standards to deliver better advertising experiences to viewers through the use of dynamic advertising on internet-connected TVs and devices.  While …

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Verance Announces Support For Project OAR (TV Technology)

The project aims to enable dynamic advertising on connected TVs and other devices. SAN DIEGO—Standards-based watermarking specialist Verance Corp. will add support for Project Open Addressable Ready (Project OAR) to its Aspect watermarking platform, the company said today.

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Award-Winning Careers at Verance

Unlocking the power of content requires the power of talented people. Our technology has won an Emmy award and movies using our solutions have won Oscars. And our talented people tend to stick around with an average tenure of over 8 years.

We need smart, enthusiastic people who want to advance their career in a fast-paced, collaborative, cutting-edge environment. There are great benefits, including our amazing San Diego location.

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